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Jeroen Tel is a video game musician since the 80s and still active today.
Topics: scene world, swo, interview, Jeroen Tel, Wave, Lemmings, Turbo Outrun, Robocop 3, C64, Amiga,...
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Dave Haynie, former Commodore International chief engineer on high end and advanced projects. He is still quite vocal in the Amiga community.
Topics: Commodore, sceneworld, swo, interview, Dave Haynie, Amiga, C128, chief engineer
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Oliver Lindau. Commercial game graphician in the 90s, nowadays still winning 1st place prices in graphics competitons, shares his insights into the process of designing and turning visions into visible results.
Topics: swo, sceneworld, interview, Oliver Lindau, Veto, Starbyte, C64, Amiga, artist
So for everybody who missed our live broadcast  with WIFI modem inventor and the coder of NetRacer, and Vortex 2: Thisis a recorded version of it Thanks to Leif Bloomquist for agreeing to be our first guest this year! :) Including staff members AJ Heller, Kevin Casteels and Joerg Droege  
Topics: Leif Bloomquist, Network, gaming, Internet, Commodore, C64, SWO, sceneworld
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Captain Crunch Perfectinized blueboxing in the 60s and 70s (= phone line hacking) and coded 'Easywriter', word processor program. He talks about his time as a phreaker and even gives a live demonstration on the Captain Crunch whistle.
Topics: John Draper, Captain Crunch, sceneworld, swo, interview
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Marketing manager of Commdore in the 80s. Co-invented the first analog modem, first real time online chat and marketed the first 'home computers' for the masses.
Topics: interviews, Michael Tonmczyk, Commodore, sceneworld, swo
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Petro Tyschtschenko has been been working for Commodore/AMIGA longer than any other Commodore employee (1982-2001). Worked at Commodore as Director Internatinal Logistics and Materials and lateron as CEO. Also was CEO of Amiga lateron and did the deals with ESCOM and Gateway2000 regarding the AMIGA assets. Nowadays he runs his own consulting business: Power Service GmbH:  www.power-service-gmbh.com . He recently released his view and experience regarding Commodore in his own book that can be...
Topics: scene world, interview, Petro Tytschenko, Amiga, Commodore
We talk to Christian Spanik & Hannes Ruegheimer about pioneering in the journalistic IT field. This time talking about user courses and Hannes imself and his involvement. More about old old IT stories, etc at: http://www.digisaurier.de (German) http://intelligente-welt.de (German)
Topics: Christian Spanik, Amiga, C64, writing books, Neues, Journalist, German, Germany, Hannes Ruegheimer,...
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Bil Herd is a computer engineer and was a senior hardware engineer at Commodore. He did the Plus/4, the C16/116m C264, C364 and last but not least the C128 computer together with Dave Haynie and others. He talks how he and his team made Commodore less known computer models and how life at Commodore used to be and how difficult it was to get the C128 going and being compatible to the C64!
Topics: sceneworld, swo, Bild Herd, Commodore, Amiga, C128, C264, C16, C116, Plus/4, C364, engineer
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Jeri Ellsworth is a self-taught computer chip designer. She is best known for creating a Commodore 64 emulator within a joystick, in 2004, called C64 Direct-to-TV. and the ATX-motherboard C64 clone called "Commodore One".
Topics: scene world, SWO, interview, chip designer, female, Jeri Ellsworth, DTV, Commodore One, CastAR, AR,...
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This interview is in German There will be an English version of this interview as well (Please see the video description for further history of Wolfgang Back and credits for the videos shown during the interview) Wolfgang Back is a computer journalist pioneer since the first hour and of the birth of computers. In his German version of the interview, Wolfgang Back talks about all his history of starting as a journalist and how be became a pioneer and the known journalistic figure that he is...
Topics: sceneworld, swo, German, WDR, Journalist, Moderator, Germany, Wolfgang Back, WDR Computerclub
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Peter "Franky" Smets from Rastermania.be is an arcade collector and dealer through and through. In his talk with Joerg Droege from Sceneworld.org he talks about his experiences and WTF experiences on his tours through the warehouses of Europe. Links: http://www.Rastermania.be http://www.facebook.com/rastermaniagames http://www.sceneworld.org http://www.flipperundarcade.de
Topics: FAMS, FAO, Frany, Arcade, Peter Smets, Franky
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Christian Spanik Interview for Scene World Magazine - Part 1 - How I got into journalism and writing books This is the first part of the new interview series in which the German TV journalist dinosaur talks about this adventure and way and experiences inside the German computer IT and book business.
Topics: Christian Spanik, Amiga, C64, writing books, Neues, Journalist, German, Germany
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John F. Kutcher is one of the early C64 programmers programming games like Space Taxi and Solo Flight 2nd Edition in the early 80s. Space Taxi especially celebrating a huge recognition by its unique gameplay and accurate physics at that time as well as digitized speech! In this interview, he talks ab out his career from starting to work for a small local publisher like MUSE , then moving to MicroProse. He also talks about the experience of Muse being auctioned off, moving to medical databases...
Topics: sceneworld, swo, interview, Space Taxi, John F. Kutscher, C64
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Vigo is a very known and long time demoscener in Turkey and founder and leader of the Turkish demoscene group "Bronx"  In this interview he sheds a huge light on the history of the C64 and its scene in Turkey!
Topics: scene world, Turkey, demoscene, Vigo, Bronx, Uğur Özyılmazel, sceneworld, swo, interview, C64,...
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James Marcus Bach is a famous software tester that pioneered in that field and invented several testing techniques. In this interview he talks about that, his daily life and adventures in software testing, the social component of testing and how much testing is similar to raising a kid, solving bigfoot mysteries, etc.! This and more facts can be seen in this extensive interview!
Topics: interviews, James Bach, sceneworld, swo, tester, apple, testing
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Ever wondered who this voice is you hear in the speech of "Ghostbusters" for the C64 and Atari? Ever wondered who this voice is you hear in the speech of "Ghostbusters" for the C64 and Atari? Who invented speech synthesis and speech recognition? Forrest Mozer did! In our interview with him he talks about his invention and the story behind it!
Topics: swo scene, world, speech synthesis, Forrest Mozer, Forrest S. Mozer, interview, synthesis, speech
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Stewart Cheifet is the person who invented and hosted the world's first and most famous computer TV show called the Computer Chronicles back in 1983-2002! He talks about the thrill and feeling and experiences of being a pioneer in that field and the probably future of the show and many other interesting stories!
Topics: interviews, Stewart Cheifet, sceneworld, swo, Computer Chronicles
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Alexis Neophytides is a documentary film director, known for Doctor Kong (2011) - a short movie which portrays the life and challenge of former Donkey Kong World Champion Hank Chien who reached fame by beating the former high score players Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe.
Topics: Neophytides, Alexis Neophytides, interview, sceneworld, swo, Donkey Kong, Movie, Hank Chien
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Sven Voessing is pretty known for his Retro Hunter retro shows hunting old retro classics.
Topics: Sven Voessing, Retro Hunter, swo, sceneworld, interview, Ghostbusters, cosplay, youtube
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John Chowning is the pioneer in FM synthesis, which he discovered as a musician by ear John Chowning is the pioneer in FM synthesis, which he discovered as a musician by ear, the Standford University later licensed it which lead the way to famous synthesis keyboards, e.g. in 1983, Yamaha made their first commercially successful digital FM synthesizer, the DX7. In this interview, he talks about this discovery, what lead to it and how it was used and the involvement in music as we know it...
Topics: scene world, interview, FM synthesis, synthie, synthesis, music, Yamaha, John Chowning
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from Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt Joerg and AJ interview : * Krystal Herring from Twitch.tv - Marketing Events Manager She talks about her exciting journey from being a Frag Doll at Ubisoft to her employment at Twitch.tv.
Topics: Krystal Herring, Twitch, Twitch.tv, streaming, Frankfurt, Film Museum, sceneworld, swo
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Joerg sat down with famous video game composer  Chris Huelsbeck  live at the museum, and on Twitch
Topics: scene world, swo, interview, Film Museum, Frankfurt, Chris Huelsbeck, C64, Amiga, Rainbow Arts
Christian Spanik Interview for Scene World Magazine - Part 2 - How he made the jump from writing books to write scripts for IT TV shows. Christian Spanik Interview for Scene World Magazine - Part 2 - How he made the jump from writing books to write scripts for IT TV shows. Here he talks about his experience with scripting TV shows that talk about computers, not an easy task at a time where this genre was still quite uncommon on TV!  
Topics: Christian Spanik, Amiga, C64, writing books, Neues, Journalist, German, Germany, Writing scripts,...
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Ralph Baer is video game pioneer, inventor and engineer, known as "The Father of Video Games". He also received the National Medal of Technology for inventing the home console for video games and spawning the video game industry.
Topics: scene world, swo, interview, Ralph Baer, Ralph H. Baer, home consoles
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Marty Cooper is the inventor of the mobile phone! In this video he clarifies many of the myths and rumors about the invention of the mobile phone.
Topics: scene world, swo, mobile phone, cell phone, Marty Cooper, interview
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Peter "FRaNKy" Smets. He is the retro compo / section organizer of all major demoscene parties. (C64, Atari, Amiga, you name it... ), e.g. the biggest one, Revision or the smaller one TUM! More about him at his Commodore 64 Scene Database profile: http://csdb.dk/scener/?id=1732
Topics: interview, swo, sceneworld, film museum, frankfurt, Peter Smets, Franky, demoscene, demoparties
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Hank Chien is a former and current world record holder in the arcade game "Donkey Kong". He talks about the excitement and the hard challenge of being on top!
Topics: sceneworld, swo, Twin Galaxies, Donkey Kong, games, arcade, Hank Chien
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john Cioffi is the inventor of the DSL technology, he and his team invented what lead to broadband internet all over the world. john Cioffi is the inventor of the DSL technology, he and his team invented what lead to broadband internet all over the world. He talks about the big challenge of getting signals and so high bandwidth over the telephone copper wire.
Topics: interview, SWO, sceneworld, John Cioffi, DSL, internet, interview
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Franky is a long time scener in the demoscene and he is also organizer for many demoscene parties for the retro area! And exactly in here, he tasks about what it means to be an organizer for retro systems and being a demoscener in general
Topics: sceneworld, swo, demsocene, belgium, scenesat, peter smets, franky, c64, amiga, arcade, interview
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Due to massive delays and the new issue of Scene World Magazine being out very soon, we couldn't pack the transcription in , but decided to release our interview with former Commodore UK employee David John Pleasance nevertheless! David Pleasance is a former employee of Commodore UK who had too many titles and his career at Commodore to list them all here!  In this interview he says very outspoken and directly what he thought about some actions of some employees at Commodore and some high...
Topics: Commodore, David Pleasance, C64, Amiga, UK, CEO
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How it was to pioneer in German web.TV. We talk to Christian Spanik  about pioneering in web TV (Chip.TV, Sony Vaio.TV, etc ) in Germany's 90s  This is part 3 of our interview series with Christian Spanik! 
Topics: Christian Spanik, Amiga, C64, writing books, Neues, Journalist, German, Germany, Web TV, TV, Web,...
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Chris Huelsbeck is one of the major and most known video game music composers since the 80s and has written many major music titles like Katakis, Giana Sisters, Turrican, etc etc. He talks about the past, present and the future of his career in the video game biz!
Topics: Amiga, C64, Commodore 64, Chris Huelsbeck, composer, Turrican, Katakis, Giana Sisters
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Dave Lowe AKA Uncle Art is a known composer for video games that he did the music for between 1985 and 1998. In this interview, he tells about this daily life as a composer, the challenges of making new pieces of music for games under great time pressure.
Topics: Dave Lowe, Power Drift, Street Fighter 2, Double Dragon 2, IK+, C64, Amiga, Composer, swo,...
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Hans Ippisch is a game industry veteran who is unique for his broad view of the video game industry due to his broad field of employment in his life. He started out 1986 as a coder for the well-known computer game developing studio "Rainbow Arts". He also was staff member of various Computec magazines starting 1990, such as Play Time or PC Games. In 1992, he was leading editor of Amiga Games, 1993 of SEGA Magazin. He was also founded the magazine N-Zone in 1997 and PlayZone in 1998....
Topics: sceneworld, swo, Hans Ippisch, Soldier, Rainbow Arts, Computec, CP, Computec Verlag, CP Verlag, CP...
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Walter Day is the founder of TwinGalaxies and pioneered in scorekeeping and egaming and even worked together with the Guinness Book Of Records! He talks about the early days of video gaming, what he did next to it, how it all started, his perspective on nowadays game related and social related events and a lot more! Check out TwinGalaxies at  http://twingalaxies.com .
Topics: sceneworld, SWO, interview, Walter Day, Twin Galaxies, Arcade
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Richie Knucklez, also referred to as "The King Of The Arcade" is an arcade owner and he is known for repairing arcades in a way that they work 100% and look as good as shiny new and never used! He also starred in the movie "The King of the Arcades" where he starred as himself in the documentation about his life and passion for arcade games!
Topics: sceneworld, SWO, King Of Arcades, Twin Galaxies, Arcade, interview
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Mike Clarke is a famous composer who former worked for Psygnosis. Among his most known works are the musics for Last Ninja 2 on the Amiga or e.g. Lemmings 2 on the SNES. He speaks about his experience of doing "a little bit of everything" as a composer, coder, manager, etc from the C64 throughout the Amiga, SNES, etc.   How did it happen that Lemmings was the last "mainstream time" release for the C64? Did you know that WipeOut as even ported to obscure system without...
Topics: sceneworld, swo, Playstation, Amiga, C64, composer, games, Commodore, Psygnosis, Mike Clarke
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Chuck Peddle is an electronic engineer and was a hardware engineer at Commodore. He did the PET computer and invented the famous 6502 micro chip, the first chip that was really cheap and powerful and found its way into the C64, and many more devices nowadays. He talks how he and his team made Commodore going from calculators to the serious computer business and so they made a head start in the computer industry!
Topics: Chuck Peddle, Commodore, PET, Engineer, sceneworld, SWO, interview, Commodore
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Billy Mitchell, also referred to as "Videogame Player of the Century", his a HiScore player of many games such as Donkey Kong and Pac-Man. He was starred in the movie "The King of Kong" where he raced a battle in the world record of Donkey Kong against Steve Wiebe
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J ay Maynard -- "The Tron Guy" -- is one of the first celebrities born of the internet. AJ, Joerg, and special chat host Sven Voessing, talk to him LIVE podcast at the Film Museum of Frankfurt.
Topics: frankfurt, swo, sceneworld, interview, film museum, jay maynard, tron guy, cosplay, internet, vip,...
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Adam Dunkels is the creator of ContikiOS, inventor of Micro IP and founder + CEO of Thingsquare. He talks about the Internet of Things and his invention and pioneering on embedded devices.
Topics: scene world, swo, interview, Internet of Things, C64, Contiki, IoT, internet, network, Adam Dunkels
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Nolan Bushnell is an American engineer and pioneer and founded Atari Inc and is considered one of the founding fathers of the video game industry. He also did the co-op version with scoring and sound called PONG for the arcades. In this video interview we also talk about the video game industry, how he changed sides and became an operator and also selling food, an d in wihich projects and fields he is interested and investing and working in today!
Topics: scene world, swo, Arcade, Pong, Atari, Nolan Bushnell
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Steve Wiebe is a former world record holder in the arcade game "Donkey Kong". He talks about the excitement and the hard challenge of being on top!
Topics: swo, sceneworld, Steve Wiebe, The King of Kong, movie, arcade, Donkey Kong, world record, Twin...
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Cary Chaney is an arcade owner and in here he talks about his passion for arcades, how he realized his dream of meeting all the famous video gamers in person ... ... and how this arcade biz even went more successful than he ever thought it could become.
Topics: arcade, arcade owner, The Place, Retro Arcade, retro, arcade, The Place Retro Arcade, USA,...
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Yash Terkaura has been the lead engineer at Commodore Japan and sheds a huge amount of light on the development behind the curtains of Commodore USA and Japan and their business and explains the problems and challenges in engineering the words first colour PET and most affordable powerful home computers!
Topics: interviews, Yash Terakura, SWO, sceneworld, Japan, Commodore, C64, VIC20, VC-20, VC20, Max Machine,...
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Filipp Issa and Michael Stoeckemann form together the No. 1 video game music production label "Sound Of Games"! In this interview they talk about their success and way from rock bottom to skyscraper top!
Topics: Filipp Issa, Michael Stoeckemann, SWO, sceneworld, videogames. computer games, games. mobilegames,...
from Deutsches Filmmuseum in Frankfurt Joerg interviews: * Scott Miller, games industry legend and founder of Apogee Software, which later became 3D Realms * Mike Nielson, CEO 3D Realms * Frederik Schreiber, VP 3D Realms
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Friedhelm Hillebrand is the inventor of the SMS. In 1984 he had the idea of making cheap and fast text transmission over the cellular network possible. In this video interview he talks about all this and the current state of the mobile communication possibilities, etc!
Topics: scene world, SWO, interview, SMS, inventor, Germany, Friedhelm Hillebrand
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Alexey Pajitnov is a known and famous game designer, his most known achievement is the release of the Russian mind puzzler "TETRIS". He talks about the idea that lead to TETRIS and what are his future plans for his game are.
Topics: scene world, SWO, Tetris, Alexey Pajitnov, Russia, bricks, interview